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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1366

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Week of November 24, 2014

Part 1 25:23
Grateful Dead 2/24/74 Winterland, San Francisco
WEATHER REPORT SUITE->
ROW JIMMY

Part 2 30:11
Grateful Dead 10/25/69 Winterland, San Francisco
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT w/ Stephen Stills
David Nelson Band, Once in a Blue Moon
FILM AT ELEVEN

The first quarterly release of the 2015 Dave’s Picks subscription series will be the complete soundboard recording of 2/24/74 at Winterland. I played this selection from my old vault DAT, just to give you a taste of the music; obviously the mastered version will be a great improvement in audio quality! You can sign up for your 2015 subscription now. Subscribers also get a bonus disc of previously-unreleased material.

The 10/25/69 “Lovelight” with Stephen Stills is included here by request of a listener. Stills and his pals David Crosby and Graham Nash were good friends with the Grateful Dead. Stills played on Mickey Hart’s 1972 album Rolling Thunder; in addition to this guest shot at Winterland, Stills sat in with the GD in December 1969 (Los Angeles) and April 1983 (East Rutherford NJ).

“Film at Eleven is from a brand-new studio CD by the David Nelson Band, and I am loving it! You’ll hear more from this wonderful CD in the weeks to come. If that name is unfamiliar to you, David Nelson is one of Jerry Garcia’s oldest musical running buddies. They played folk and bluegrass together, took acid for the first time together, and played together in the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. The Nelson Band doesn’t tour very often, sorry to say, but they jam like mofos. Check ‘em out.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & Friends will perform the last two shows of their 10-night fall run on November 28 and 29, with Anders Osborne, Marco Benevento, Stu Allen, Joe Russo. The venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s, hosts live music and entertainment weekly. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dark Star Orchestra’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Getaway. February 27 to March 3 at the Grand Lido Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Tree full, two-set DSO shows and an acoustic set, two David Nelson Band shows, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Vince Herman, Sam Grisman & Allie Kral, plus two more Keller Williams shows. Details at www.DSOJamintheSand.com.

New station: Wilmington OH

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Grateful Dead Hour will air Saturdays at 11pm Eastern time on WALH 106.7 FM in Wilmington, Ohio starting November 29. WALH streams live at walhradio.com

The current station list is posted at gdhour.com/stations.html

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1365

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Week of November 17, 2014

Part 1 33:37
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SPACE->
SPANISH JAM->
TRUCKIN’->
THE OTHER ONE->
STELLA BLUE->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 21:54
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
TOUCH OF GREY
Grateful Dead, Europe 72: The Complete Recordings (5/10/72)
PLAYING IN THE BAND

The 5/10/72 “Playing in the Band” is included here because I heard a musicological presentation on the song by Brian Felix (of UNC-Asheville) at the conference “So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead” in San Jose on November 6, 2014. The Europe ’72 tour was the time when “Playing in the Band” was growing into one of the Dead’s most important improvisational frameworks. You can order the complete show from DeadNet.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted popular 1970s rock bands like Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. Phil Lesh & Friends will perform at The Cap for their fourth weekend in a row on November 21 and 22, with John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Jason Crosby, and Keller Williams. New local artists are featured frequently at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dark Star Orchestra’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Getaway, February 27 to March 3 at the Grand Lido Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Three full, two-set DSO shows and an acoustic set, two David Nelson Band shows, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Vince Herman, Sam Grisman & Allie Kral, plus two more Keller Williams shows. Details at DSOJamintheSand.com.

New time in Roanoke

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Grateful Dead Hour moves to 9pm Sundays on The Valley’s Music place, 101.5 in Roanoke VA.

Complete station list is here.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1364

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Week of November 10, 2014

Part 1 26:53
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
TERRAPIN->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 28:44
Bob Dylan, Down in the Groove
SILVIO
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
WEATHER REPORT SUITE
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, So What
16/16

Interview with Robert Hunter, 2/25/88:

I brought the book, I think it had 15-17 songs, in to the Dead before we made In The Dark, of which several were selected for In The Dark – “Push Comes to Shove,” “Black Muddy River” – perhaps only those two were selected. I took about three of them for the Liberty album, and Dylan took two of them for his album. Set ‘em, and sent me a tape. That’s what I call easy to work with.

So you submitted these to Dylan, and he chose them? And there was no other communication, really?

No, he just flipped through the songbook that was sitting there at Front Street, liked these tunes, put ‘em in his pocket, went off, set ‘em to music, recorded ‘em. First time I met him he said (Dylan voice): “Eh, I just recorded two of your tunes!” And I said, “Neat!” [laughs]

He didn’t ask first?

Bob Dylan doesn’t have to ask a lyricist if he can do his tunes! Come on, man! I gotta just say this for the record. You got your Grammies, you got your Bammies, you got your Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame – as far as I’m concerned, Bob Dylan has done two of my songs, and those other things sound far away, distant, and not very interesting.

And you like what he did with the tunes?

Very, very much.

And that’s “The Ugliest Girl in the World” and -

“Silvio.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On November 14 and 15, Phil Lesh & Friends play the third of their five consecutive weekend shows, with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, and Joe Russo. Featuring numerous craft beers on tap, the venue’s intimate nightclub Garcia’s is open several nights a week and hosts local and national touring acts. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Dark Star Orchestra’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Getaway, February 27 to March 3 at the Grand Lido Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Three full, two-set DSO shows and an acoustic set, two David Nelson Band shows, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Vince Herman, Sam Grisman & Allie Kral, plus two more Keller Williams shows. Details at www.DSOJamintheSand.com.

GD Hour returns to WZZU Lynchburg VA

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Sunday mornings at 10 on 97.9 The Planet, Lynchburg VA – starting Nov 9!

Complete station list is here.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1363

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Week of November 3, 2014

Part 1 29:57
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER

Part 2 25:56
Rusty Stringfield 10/22/14 KPFA Performance Studio
BIRD SONG
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 5 (12/31/75)
CC RIDER
Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can preorder your copy at jerrygarcia.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & Friends will perform the weekend of November 7 and 8, with Chris Robinson Brotherhood featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Eric Krasno, and Joe Russo. The venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s, features live music and entertainment several times a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1362

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Week of October 27, 2014

Part 1 22:55
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
DUPREE’S DIAMOND BLUES
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

Part 2 32:30
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 5 (12/31/75)
HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
ROW JIMMY
THROWING STONES->
KEEP YOUR DAY JOB

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The String Cheese Incident will perform two “incidents” at The Cap on November 11 and 12. Live music and dancing takes place regularly at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can preorder your copy at jerrygarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1361

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Week of October 20, 2014

Part 1 31:45
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SHAKEDOWN STREET->
MINGLEWOOD
CANDYMAN->
EL PASO

Part 2 24:15
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/18/90)
IKO IKO
JUST A LITTLE LIGHT

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 5 (12/31/75)
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

I wrote the liner notes for the new GarciaLive release, 12/31/75 at the Keystone Berkeley. Very interesting show – Nicky Hopkins‘ last with the JGB. Greg Errico was the drummer on this gig, because Ron Tutt was with his other boss: Elvis Presley. Mickey Hart sat in on percussion; Matthew Kelley (Bob Weir’s Kingfish bandmate) played harmonica for most of the night and added a third guitar on one number late in the evening; and Bob Weir was on board for the second set.

Hopkins was a great musician. I highly recommend Julian Dawson‘s excellent biography, And On Piano… Nicky Hopkins. His health and substance problems made it impossible for the JGB to keep him on board – a damn shame in my opinion, because he and Garcia made beautiful music together. The two-CD set Let it Rock, recorded a few weeks earlier at the Keystone Berkeley, is a must-have for anyone who loves Garcia’s music.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted several 1970s rock bands like Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Traffic. Phil Lesh and Friends will perform with both old and new friends for five consecutive weekends starting October 31. With a focus on community and a taste for musical exploration, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s hosts local and national bands weekly. On October 23, Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin performs. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can pre-order your copy at jerrygarcia.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1360

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Week of October 13, 2014

Part 1 34:52
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

Part 2 20:57
Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
DARK STAR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. One half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, will perform on October 25. Brooklyn-based electronic jamband MUN will perform at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s on October 16. Featuring live music, a state-of-the-art sound system, and numerous craft beers on tap, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s is open several nights a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?